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Austin Mayor Went On Vacation After Telling Texans To Stay Home—And 'The Simpsons' Basically Predicted It

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With over 30 seasons under its belt, the popular animated series The Simpsons has a lot of memorable moments under its belt.

As a result of so many years on the air, some of the story arcs in the show have been eerily prescient, "predicting" everything from the pandemic and murder hornets to olympic victories, and more.

The show's latest so-called prediction is a doozie.

Currently, the United States is still grappling with the virus that's killed over 250 thousand Americans, with local leaders across the country issuing stay-at-home guidelines and forbidding large gatherings in order to slow the spread of the highly contagious virus.

One such official is the Democratic mayor of Austin, Texas—Steve Adler.

With an influx in holiday travel fast approaching, Adler warned his constituents in a video message to stay home, but he did so while vacationing in Mexico.

After being accused of hypocrisy, Adler responded in a statement which read in part:

"It is always safest to stay home. However, we aren't asking people never to venture out. We ask everyone to be as safe as possible in what they do. My family and I are no exception and we'll continue to do as I ask of our community."

As it turns out, The Simpsons predicted Mayor Adler's gaffe as well.

Watch below.

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In the 21st episode of the show's fourth season, a flu originating in Asia starts spreading through Springfield.

The town's mayor, Joseph Quimby, announces that he's canceled his vacation to the Bahamas:

"People of Springfield: Because of the epidemic, I have canceled my vacation to the Bahamas. I shall not leave the city—"

At that point, a Bahamian steel drummer enters the frame, prompting Quimby to urge him to "get that steel drum out of the Mayor's office."

But while The Simpsons is great for a laugh, Twitter users weren't at all pleased with Adler.






The criticism isn't letting up.



Not a good look.